PH Azkals fall to Chinese Taipei in Peace Cup opener

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MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Azkals fell to Chinese Taipei, 1-2, Friday night in the opener of 2013 Philippine Peace Cup football invitational held in Panaad Stadium, Bacolod.

The Taiwanese, ranked significantly lower than the Azkals, broke into the scoreboard early in the 14th minute then took the lead over the Filipinos for good in the 65th.

The Azkals’ lone goal came in the first-half injury time courtesy of James Younghusband, and were unable to follow it up in the second half despite several chances.

The Philippines tries to bounce back on Tuesday against Pakistan.

The three-nation tournament is part of the Philippines’ training for the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup in Maldives.

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  • Yanong_OFW

    paggwapohan lang sana tapos na ang mga taiwanese na yan..

  • Maglalawis

    Taiwan, ang bagong Korea ng mga Pinoy teams?

  • Noel

    Overrated, that’s what the Azkals are. I’ve been saying that as long as the team is not intact with regular foreign players don’t consistently make the team due to their commitment with their mother clubs, we’re gonna have a hard time. Taiwan team might be weaker, but it could be playing as a team much longer.

  • reddfrog

    Talo na naman Pinas sa Taiwanese. Ano yan, karma?

    • marionics

      saan ang pinas diyan?

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